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The seventeenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat (Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses) from 28 November to 3 December 2022.

H.E. Mr Samir Addahre, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO, chaired this annual gathering attended by representatives of 129 States Parties, 111 non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions and other stakeholders from across the globe.



Committee Members

Bureau: composition & meetings

Angola, Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Czechia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam


Files presented for this session

  • 24 reports on an element inscribed on the Urgent Safeguarding List (item 6.a)
  • 42 reports on the implementation of the 2003 Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List by States Parties in Europe (item 6.b)
  • 4 nominations to the Urgent Safeguarding List (item 7.a)
  • 46 nominations to the Representative List (item 7.b)
  • 5 proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices (item 7.c)
  • 1 request for International Assistance (item 7.d)



Agenda and documents

Committee Members wishing to submit amendments are invited to fill in the following form (Amendments) and to send it to ICH-amendments@unesco.org.

 Item of the agendaDocumentsRecordings*
1Opening LHE/22/17.COM/INF.1: English|French
General Information 
2022-11-28 09:48: English|French|VO (video)
 
2Adoption of the agenda LHE/22/17.COM/2 Rev.: English|French

LHE/22/17.COM/INF.2.1 Rev.5: English|French
Provisional timetable
LHE/22/17.COM/INF.2.2 Rev.7: English|French
Provisional list of documents 
2022-11-28 10:46: English|French|VO (video)
 
3Observers LHE/22/17.COM/3: English|French
 
2022-11-28 10:56: English|French|VO (video)
 
4.aAdoption of the summary records of the sixteenth session of the Committee LHE/22/17.COM/4.a: English|French
 
2022-11-28 11:00: English|French|VO (video)
 
4.bAdoption of the summary records of the fifth extraordinary session of the Committee LHE/22/17.COM/4.b: English|French
 
2022-11-28 11:02: English|French|VO (video)
 
5Report by the Secretariat on its activities (January to June 2022) LHE/22/17.COM/5: English|French
 
2022-11-28 11:10: English|French|VO (video)
2022-11-28 14:42: VO (video)
 
6.aExamination of the reports by States Parties on the current status of elements inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding LHE/22/17.COM/6.a Rev.: English|French
See the 24 reports 
2022-11-28 15:38: VO (video)
2022-11-29 09:56: VO (video)
 
6.bExamination of the reports of the first cycle of periodic reporting on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by States Parties in Europe LHE/22/17.COM/6.b Rev.: English|French
See the 42 reports 
2022-11-28 16:48: VO (video)
 
6.cUpdate on the first cycle of periodic reporting on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean (2021 Cycle), in the Arab States (2023 Cycle) and in Africa (2024 Cycle) LHE/22/17.COM/6.c: English|French

LHE/22/17.COM/INF.6.c Rev.: English|French|Spanish
Analytical Report of the first cycle of periodic reporting on the implementation of the Convention and on the current status of elements inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean 
2022-11-29 10:04: VO (video)
 
6.dReports by States Parties on the use of International Assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund LHE/22/17.COM/6.d: English|French
 
2022-11-29 10:19: VO (video)
 
7Report of the Evaluation Body on its work in 2022 LHE/22/17.COM/7: English|French

Order of files Rev.3 / Ordre des dossiers Rev.3: English|French
(Indicative) 
2022-11-29 11:38: VO (video)
2022-11-29 14:40: VO (video)
2022-12-01 16:00: VO (video)
 
7.aExamination of nominations for inscription on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding LHE/22/17.COM/7.a: English|French
See the 4 nominations 
2022-11-29 15:54: VO (video)
 
7.bExamination of nominations for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity LHE/22/17.COM/7.b Rev.+Add.2: English|French
See the 46 nominations 
2022-11-29 08:45
2022-11-29 16:24: VO (video)
2022-11-30 09:40: VO (video)
2022-11-30 14:42: soon available
2022-11-30 14:42: VO (video)
2022-12-01 09:40: VO (video)
2022-12-01 14:35: VO (video)
 
7.cExamination of proposals to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices LHE/22/17.COM/7.c: English|French
See the 5 proposals 
2022-12-01 15:10: VO (video)
 
7.dExamination of requests for International Assistance LHE/22/17.COM/7.d: English|French
See the request 
2022-12-01 15:49: VO (video)
 
8Follow-up on elements inscribed on the Lists of the Convention LHE/22/17.COM/8: English|French
 
2022-12-02 10:00: VO (video)
2022-12-02 13:45: VO (video)
 
9Report of the non-governmental organizations forum LHE/22/17.COM/9: English|French
 
2022-12-02 13:49: VO (video)
 
10Update on the reflection on the broader implementation of Article 18 of the Convention LHE/22/17.COM/10: English|French
 
2022-12-02 14:31: VO (video)
 
11Strategy for the monitoring, evaluation and identification of lessons learnt for International Assistance projects LHE/22/17.COM/11: English|French
 
2022-12-02 14:51: VO (video)
 
12Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund: voluntary supplementary contributions and other issues LHE/22/17.COM/12: English|French
 
2022-12-02 15:02: VO (video)
 
13Thematic initiatives on living heritage and sustainable development LHE/22/17.COM/13: English|French
 
2022-12-03 09:06: VO (video)
 
14Establishment of the Evaluation Body for the 2023 cycle LHE/22/17.COM/14 Rev. 3: English|French
 
2022-12-03 08:40: VO (video)
2022-12-03 09:52: VO (video)
 
15Number of files submitted for the 2022 and 2023 cycles and number of files that can be treated in the 2024 and 2025 cycles LHE/22/17.COM/15: English|French
 
2022-12-03 09:25: VO (video)
 
16Date and venue of the eighteenth session of the Committee LHE/22/17.COM/16: English|French
 
2022-12-02 09:40: VO (video)
 
17Election of the members of the Bureau of the eighteenth session of the Committee LHE/22/17.COM/17: English|French
 
2022-11-30 08:54
2022-12-02 09:54: VO (video)
 
18Other business  2022-12-03 09:50: VO (video)
 
19Adoption of the list of decisions  2022-12-03 10:00: VO (video)
 
20Closure  2022-12-03 10:02: VO (video)
 
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